Kids of Character 2013

2013 Kids of Character Awards

Thanks to your participation, over 6,800 young people from 130 schools in Tulare County were recognized. Choose the link below to view a list of all of the students who were nominated.

Complete list of the 2013 Kids of Character

Provident-Salierno Family Foundation Honorees

Of the 6,853 students nominated, 38 were selected as honorees for the Provident-Salierno Family Foundation Celebration held on October 29, 2013. These exemplary students included:


Top Honorees:
Joey Cisneros, Redwood High School
Jessie Munoz, Waukena Elementary School

Jair Alvizar, Heritage Elementary School
James Barker, Willow Glen Elementary School
Hannah Cooper, Hurley Elementary School
Tanner Nuckols, Hope Elementary School
Trustworthiness honorees

Top Honorees:
Daniel Chamalbide, Tulare Union High School
Jotzael Roman, Kings River Union School

Wyatt Allan, Green Acres Middle School
Matthew Covert, Cherry Avenue Middle School
Nick Higgens, Community Based Instruction - COS
Emilio Tapia, Woodville Union School
Respect honorees

Top Honorees:
Jayen Bhakta, Garden Elementary School
Yesenia Dueñas-Terriquez, La Sierra Military Academy

Cambria Bolding, Valley Life Charter School
Martha Lemus, Alice G. Mulcahy Middle School
Carly Medrano, Monache High School
Juan Zetina, Lovell Continuation High School
Responsibility honorees

Top Honorees:
Joshua Gutierrez, Monson-Sultana Union School
Carly Innis, Harmony Magnet Academy

Anthony Avila, Elbow Creek Elementary School
Ava Buchanan, Alpine Vista Elementary School
Alex Kurts, Sierra View Junior Academy
Fallon Lord, Hope School
Fairness honorees

Top Honorees:
Boshra Alsalami, Pixley Elementary School
Darlene Christie, Woodlake Union High School

Jeslyn Cuellar, Mission Valley Elementary School
Cassidi McKean, Willow Glen Elementary School
Lillian Ramirez-Velasquez, Woodlake Valley Middle School
Dustin Santos, Mission Oak High School
Caring honorees

Top Honorees:
Aurora, Calla & Joey Langford, Divisadero Middle School
Ethan Ontiveros, Lincoln Elementary School

Michael Daniels, Rocky Hill Elementary School
Marielena Garcia, Wilson Elementary School
Isabella Ramos, Garden Elementary School
Meagan Schmidt, Sundale Union School
Citizenship honorees

For more information about the CHARACTER COUNTS! program, visit

or contact Kelley Petty, Program Coordinator, at or call (559) 740-4303.

CHARACTER COUNTS! is a nationwide initiative which embraces the six core values mentioned above. These values, common in a democratic society, can be taught by teachers, parents and community members to build and develop character in youth. The CHARACTER COUNTS! program is provided to the schools in the 45 districts administered by the Tulare County Office of Education.

CHARACTER COUNTS! is a service mark of the CHARACTER COUNTS! Coalition, a project of the Josephson Institute of Ethics.